Record Details

NHER Number:7763
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Neolithic long barrow


This is a possible Neolithic long barrow, which survives as an earthwork mound.


  • The earthworks of a Neolithic long barrow in Felthorpe.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 1539 1759
Map Sheet:TG11NE

Full description

Long bank or mound.
Almost due east of site NHER 7762 and adjoining curved track shown on map.
30.5m from gate leading to track.
Mound is 11.8m from east to west and 4.2m diameter.
91cm to 1m high.
Axis 5 degrees off due east.
No ditch. Undug.
Not shown on Ordnance Survey. On (S1) the enclosure in which both NHER 7762 and NHER 7763 are situated is shown as plantation, but the trees have been cut down and the land is being replanted.
A. Q. Watson (NCM) 1938 to 1939.
Unvisited by R. R. Clarke (NCM)

[1] says this site is a long barrow.
See (S2) in file.
E. Rose (NAU)

March 1987.
No change, in good condition.
J. Wymer (NAU).

November 2009. Norfolk NMP.
A possible earthwork of a Neolithic long barrow was recorded approximately 50m to the south west, at TG 1533 1757, as NHER 52401. This may or may not be the same barrow described above.
E. Bales (NMP), November 2009.

Monument Types

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • LONG BARROW (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Felthorpe.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-7. Ordnance Survey 25 inch 2nd edition (revised 1902-7).
<S2>Photograph: HP 1-3.

Related records - none

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